JAG – 2, Corvair powered twin, now painted, shown in video.

Builders,

One of the best known Corvair powered planes in the world is now in finish paint, and it looks great. This plane is a many year project of a very interesting husband and wife team from Long Island, Jim and Ginger Tomaszewski. The plane has about 20 hours of flight testing on it now, Jim is going to start the second half of Phase one testing this week.

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Below the video link are links to a number of the stories I have written about the project over the years. In retrospect one of the humorous things about this plane is  this question: Were there more internet ‘experts’ who said it could never fly, or were their more RV conformists who compulsively needed to say “That isn’t an RV” even though Jim never said it was? I don’t know the answer, I’m an aircraft mechanic, I don’t keep mental illness statistics. In the end it is a stunning achievement, and the fact it is an excellent tool for exposing compulsively negative conformists is just a small side benefit.

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Click on the picture to see the video. Read more about the plane here: JAG-2, Corvair Twin, Photos, Videos and Drawing.

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Other Videos:

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Videos of taxi testing…

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ktkfWR_xdsE

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K7uT0BvTKrE

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Video of first flight…

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gb4xl_XDJcQ&feature=youtu.be

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 Above, a Corvair College #31 photo of Jim and Ginger with their engines twin 3,000 cc Corvairs, first class motors with Weseman billet cranks and 5th bearings. The engines use all of our parts, including 2400-L ultra lightweight starters.
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Here is a link to a story about the engines:

12 Cylinders / 6.0L of Corvair Power for JAG-2 run at CC#31

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Here is a link to a story with many details about the design and construction of the airframe:

JAG-2, Corvair Powered Twin, Jim Tomaszewski, N.Y.

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